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Author Topic: French but who made it? ID = (Probable) cut down Vasart inkwell stopper  (Read 840 times)

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Offline Nick77

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This very small weight just 35mm diameter by 20mm high appears to actually be a ground down stopper to me, it seems to be French but I am unsure as to the maker, Baccarat is my thought?

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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 12:12:24 PM »
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Hi Nick

I don't recognose the canes as antique French.  To me they seem to resemble some of the poorer 1950s - 1960s Baccarat canes.  Is it lead crystal?  If not, it might be worth thinking about Scottish rather than French.

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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 01:08:08 PM »
Hi Alan
Hmm hadn't considered Scottish, it is lead crystal, I'll start looking for a cane match.

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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 11:30:59 PM »
Looks like an unusual Ysart Brothers item to me. The lower canes and base working look a bit odd. Is there a full white ground of some sort, or is that a trick of the light?
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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 08:22:24 AM »
No that's just a white background, it's clear glass but the area below the canes is streaked with aventurine, does it look like a ground down stopper to you?

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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 10:56:35 AM »
Vasart/Strathearn item made for the bar sets?

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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 01:35:18 PM »
The canes look too neat/well made compared to all the bar set ones I've seen also this is smaller than the ones I've had/seen

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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2013, 11:29:39 PM »
The size matches several of the "Vasart" (Ysart Brothers) inkwell stoppers I have seen.

All of the bar set items I have [a 6 item set + 4 individual pieces] are larger, at 40 mm x 30 mm.
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Re: French but who made it?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 06:58:05 AM »
Thanks Kevin

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Also just noticed ... the second photo shows what looks like grey / white powdered striping (but which does not show in the fourth photo). This adds to the id as a cut down stopper from a Vasart inkwell. Probably 20 stripes in all.
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